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by Back Bay Association
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...the 1967 issues includes a brief history of the Back Bay Federation; officers of BBF; projected developments in office, residential and retail buildings; mentions beautification, land use, mass transportation and parking facilities; each issue reviews status of new developments (usually includes photographs) and discusses issues concerning the Back Bay; copies of these items were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Federation, Beatification, Buildings, Urban renewal
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Association
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...the 1967 issues includes a brief history of the Back Bay Federation; officers of BBF; projected developments in office, residential and retail buildings; mentions beautification, land use, mass transportation and parking facilities; each issue reviews status of new developments (usually includes photographs) and discusses issues concerning the Back Bay; copies of these items were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Federation, Beatification, Buildings, Urban renewal
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Association
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...the 1967 issues includes a brief history of the Back Bay Federation; officers of BBF; projected developments in office, residential and retail buildings; mentions beautification, land use, mass transportation and parking facilities; each issue reviews status of new developments (usually includes photographs) and discusses issues concerning the Back Bay; copies of these items were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Federation, Beatification, Buildings, Urban renewal
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Association
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...the 1967 issues includes a brief history of the Back Bay Federation; officers of BBF; projected developments in office, residential and retail buildings; mentions beautification, land use, mass transportation and parking facilities; each issue reviews status of new developments (usually includes photographs) and discusses issues concerning the Back Bay; copies of these items were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Federation, Beatification, Buildings, Urban renewal
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Association
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...the 1967 issues includes a brief history of the Back Bay Federation; officers of BBF; projected developments in office, residential and retail buildings; mentions beautification, land use, mass transportation and parking facilities; each issue reviews status of new developments (usually includes photographs) and discusses issues concerning the Back Bay; copies of these items were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Federation, Beatification, Buildings, Urban renewal
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Association
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...the 1967 issues includes a brief history of the Back Bay Federation; officers of BBF; projected developments in office, residential and retail buildings; mentions beautification, land use, mass transportation and parking facilities; each issue reviews status of new developments (usually includes photographs) and discusses issues concerning the Back Bay; copies of these items were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Federation, Beatification, Buildings, Urban renewal
US Government Documents
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...a progress report on activities affecting the quality of life in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; briefly discusses the following: Park Plaza Urban Renewal Project, the John Hancock complex, the Prudential Center, Christian Science Church Center (with aerial photo), Fenway redevelopment, Copley Square, new retail establishments, Boylston Street, sign control, colleges and schools, transportation, condominiums, Hotel Vendome, churches, Saint Botolph Street, Kenmore Square area, cultural...
Topics: Aerial Views, Church buildings, Community development, Development Projects, Urban renewal, Park...
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Study Committee
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...addressed to John D. Warner of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, this item, which was in the BRA collection, discusses issues relating to development planning in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; includes sections on the history of the problem from 1930 through 1969, property values and rehabilitation, economics of rehabilitation, federal assistance for rehabilitation, consequences of high rise development, a policy statement, and zoning recommendations..
Topics: Building Heights, Building Rehabilitation, Height Restrictions, Tall buildings, Housing, Urban...
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Association
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...includes a brief history of schools on Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; discusses the need for a proposed school, problems relating to schools on this street, the Back Bay's opposition to the proposal, and the present situation and future role of Newbury Street; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Schools, High schools, Schools
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Adams, Howard & Oppermann; Back Bay Planning and Development Corporation; Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...a proposed ten year development/growth policy urban renewal plan for Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; provides history leading to the plan and describes current problems; makes recomemdnations for the following: Copley Square, Boylston Street, Stuart and St. James area, Beacon Street-Commonwealth Avenue area, Prudential Center, Christian Science Church development, Park Square area and St. Botolph Street neighborhood; discusses: costs, public enterprise, public controls (architectural...
Topics: Growth Policy, Landscape gardening, Urban renewal
Source: bplgovdocs
...outlines the progress of the study of foundation conditions in the Back Bay area of Boston and indicates preliminary conclusions; briefly describes soil and groundwater conditions and estimates life expectancy of existing foundations; formulates general foundation design principles to guide future development; includes a detailed outline for a proposed in-depth study; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Topic: Foundations
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Newbury Street League; Back Bay Association; Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay
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...pamphlet of guidelines for anyone interested in establishing a retail or service business in the Back Bay; regulations are listed in relation to establishing a store and designing it; also addresses signs, restaurants, merchandise out of doors, parking and trash pick-up; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Business enterprises, Parking, Restaurants, Stores, Retail, Signs and symbols, Refuse and refuse...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Planning and Development Corp; James D. Landauer Associates, Inc
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...summary of work to date on residential land use and marketability in Boston's Back Bay; examines background material relating to supply and demand for apartment housing; preliminary land use data is concerned with the northern residential portion of the Back Bay; examines historical trends, the SMSA housing market, feasibility of new construction and marketability; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Building Rehabilitation, Housing, Housing, Land Use
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Wenniger, M
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...provides a history of urban renewal planning in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; briefly reports on zoning issues, the establishment of the Back Bay Architectural Commission, the Copley Square design competition, the creation of a new pedestrian mall on Dartmouth Street, plans for the improvement of Commonwealth Avenue Mall, a proposed University of Massachusetts 30 acre campus in the Back Bay and the status of the urban renewal development plan; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Architectural Commission, Boston (Mass.), Universities and colleges, Commonwealth Avenue,...
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Planning and Development Corporation; Barton-Aschman Associates
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...presents plans for modifying and improving transportation elements related to the Back Bay area; provides summary of existing conditions covering travel characteristics, traffic flow, parking, mass transit and pedestrian movements; offers recommendations of regional transit improvements and parking programs; includes large folded map depicting traffic flow recommendations; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Parking, Pedestrian Circulation, Transportation, Traffic Circulation
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US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...a collection of miscellaneous fact sheets describing physical, social and economic conditions in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; includes: condition of housing stock / existing economic characteristics / schools / recreation / libraries / fire stations / police stations / floor space (commercial, industrial, wholesale) / circulation and transportation / shopping centers; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Fire stations, Housing, Libraries, Police stations, Recreation, Schools, Socioeconomic...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...this item, which was in the BRA collection, was submitted to the Back Bay Study Committee and consists of an "Historical Overview of Back Bay Development" from 1910 through 1969 along with a chronology titled, "Georgetown Townhouses", 1840 through 1965..
Topics: Building Heights / Height Restrictions, Chronology, Community development, Tall buildings
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...transcript of a public hearing held at John Hancock Hall on 4 June 1970, chaired by BRA Director John Warner in which he names and thanks the members of the Back Bay Task Force and comments on various problems associated with urban renewal in the city, such as the flight of the middle class to the suburbs and the "fact" that the racial imbalance law does not work; he discusses the key issues brought up in the Task Force's report (retention of the Prince School, enlarging the Back...
Topics: Warner, John, Architectural Districts, Boylston Street and Newbury Street, Boston (Mass.), Building...
...outlines the role of consultants in the Back Bay Planning Program in areas of planning, architectural design, traffic and parking, sub-soil and structural engineering, and zoning; gives draft background of the Back Bay Planning and Development Corporation and information on members; inserted is a list of meetings with the consultants October 28, 1965 through Sept. 26, 1967; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Planning and Development Corporation, Urban renewal, Consultants, Urban renewal
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...a collection of memos, letters, newspaper articles, etc. relating to the zoning issue of high rise buildings in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood urban renewal area; issues covered includes land use, housing, position of Back Bay civic groups, condominiums, historic preservation, etc.; four items original to the folder have been indexed separately - they are: (1) "The Economic Viability of the Back Bay Area, 1958-1968", (2) "A Redimentary Analysis of the Back Bay Development /...
Topics: Housing, Condominiums, Tall buildings, Historic preservation, Land use, Urban renewal, Zoning
US Government Documents
by Carol R. Johnson and Associates, Inc; Boston (Mass.). Public Facilities Dept
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...sets guidelines for Boston's Back Bay Fens preservation and improvements; includes a photo survey of problem areas, a history of the Back Bay Fens, early master plans including Frederick Law Olmstead's first master plan, recommendations for park preservation and improvement, a schematic plan, estimated costs and details, and design details; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Master Plans, Parks
US Government Documents
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...detailed guidelines intended to preserve the historical accuracy of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; includes a topographical history of the Back Bay, a discussion of it's architecture and buildings and information about the establishment of the Back Bay Residential District and the Back Bay Architectural Commission; also includes a section on signs; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Historic preservation, Signs and symbols, City planning
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US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...fairly detailed study of groundwater problems in the Back Bay and lower Beacon Hill area with references to previous studies and problems of specific buildings such as the Boston Public Library and Trinity church; includes brief histories of geology, topography, construction and sewerage system of the Back Bay; has chronology of major building construction in the Back Bay; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Buildings, Buildings, Groundwater, Groundwater
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...this map of Boston's Back Bay depicts areas in which building construction is permitted, permitted building height in feet, apartment district uses permitted, local business district uses permitted and general business district uses permitted; a hand written notation states "Important Note: this map is not active."; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Building Heights, Land use, Zoning
US Government Documents
by Stevens Development Corporation; Wilbur Smith and Associates
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...briefly describes a proposed development project at the site of the Boston and Albany Railroad Yard in Boston's Back Bay; examines traffic facilities in relation to the Back Bay Center site and existing traffic conditions; also studies the anticipated visitation and flow characteristics, access and capacity and discusses a traffic plan in relation to these issues; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Boston and Albany Railroad, Back Bay Railroad Yards, Boston (Mass.), Development Projects, Parking,...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Mason and Frey, Landscape Architects
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...this landscape plan for downtown Boston's Back Bay show the location of tree plants and sites of major proposal which include: A) Pedestrian Overpass and Overlook, B) Boyston Street Promenade, C) Commonwealth Avenue Mall, D) Dartmouth Street Mall, E) Plaza, F) Replace Existing Steps with Pedestrian Ramps, and G) Pedestrian Passthroughs and Overpass of Huntington Avenue; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Boyston Street, Boston (Mass.), Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (Mass.), Dartmouth Street, Boston...
US Government Documents
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...gives a brief description of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; includes the following sections: "Two Prevalent Attitudes Toward Development in the Back Bay" // "A Discussion of Supply and Demand for Residential Units in the Back Bay"// "Assumptions Leading to a Restatement of Policy for Development in the Back Bay" // "A Restatement of Policy for Development in the Back Bay" // "Urban Design Recommendations for Zoning" // "The Back Bay in...
Topics: Architectural Districts, Building Heights / Height Restrictions, Growth Policies / Institutional...
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by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...an inventory of open space in downtown Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; lists assessors' parcel number, lot size and address; predominant land use is also given; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Land use, Open spaces, Vacant lands
Source: bplgovdocs
...detailed population and housing data from the 1990 census for the BRA's Back Bay - Beacon Hill Planning District..
Topics: Housing -- Massachusetts Boston Back Bay / Beacon Hill, Back Bay (Boston, Mass.) -- Profile Census,...
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US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...profile of the Boston's Back Bay - Beacon Hill planning district in terms of population trends, housing conditions, rent and value levels, income and education; the analysis of data is followed by correlations of the factors; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Housing Characteristics, Population Characteristics, Socioeconomic Characteristics
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US Government Documents
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...submitted to the Back Bay Study Group (which was in the BRA collection) provides data and commentary on the average increase in market value of properties in the Back Bay area as a whole and for individual streets; includes some data on rents, etc...
Topics: Housing, Real property, Rent
US Government Documents
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...presents an overview of the proposed Back Bay transportation plan..
Topic: Transportation
US Government Documents
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...these guidelines, a supplement to those for Boston's Back Bay residential district, apply to the special needs of business for changes to existing structures in this business zone; covers demotion or new construction or exterior alteration or repair of existing buildings as well as all proposals concerning the erection of signs, awnings and other features appurtenant to structures in the architectural district; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Awnings, Back Bay Architectural District, Boston (Mass.), Buildings, Buildings,...
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US Government Documents
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...a summary of the results of an analysis made to establish the impact of foundation requirements peculiar to Boston's Back Bay on the cost of building in this area; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Building Foundations, Foundations, Pilings
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US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...lists vacant land by address in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; includes block number, ward, assessor's parcel number, parcel square footage, adjacent land use and present land use; data compiled from BRA Summer 1961 field survey, assessor's plates and files, Bromley Atlases and Sanborn Atlases; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Topics: Area measurement, Land use, Vacant lands
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...a brief history of the filling in of Boston's Back Bay and subsequent development as a prime residential area and its later shift to institutional use (mainly educational) and rooming house use; comments on the effect high rise development will have on the area; copies of this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Universities and colleges, Educational Institutions, Tall buildings, Rooming Houses
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...a collection of materials offered as an aid to prepare members of the Back Bay Council for the final presentation of the Back Bay General Development Plan on July 31, 1967 at the Boston Architectural Center; includes the following: objectives and highlights of this urban renewal plan, excerpts from the report on land use and marketability prepared by James D. Landauer Associates, Inc., recommendations on urban design and sign controls prepared by Wilhelm von Moltke, Chapman and Goyette,...
Topics: Beatification, Landscape gardening, Urban renewal, Zoning
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
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...presents major findings of a studyof sransportation conditions in Boston's Back Bay; includes observations and some data on traffic volume, parking, pedestrians, and impact of conventions and other events..
Topics: Parking, Pedestrians, Traffic, Transportation
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority; Back Bay Task Force
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...this letter from John D. Warner (BRA Director) is addressed to Back Bay residents and urges them to read the Back Bay Task Force Report (reprinted in full on the reserve side as it appeared in the Back Bay Ledger Beacon Hill Times) which includes recommendations on zoning, open spaces, educational institutions, traffic, residential rehabilitation and high rise buildings in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood to preserve its historic fabric and improve the quality of life in the area; also urges...
Topics: Building Heights, Political participation, Educational Institutions, Tall buildings, Historic...
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...describes this Boston neighborhood and its land uses; includes population and housing characteristics; discusses the characteristics of Christian Science Church properties, commercial development opportunities, office space, department store facilities, parking garages, retail facilities, and industrial land; maps depict current and proposed land uses; also discusses areas of special interest (institutional growth, Prudential complex, Copley Square / Boyston Street / Newbury Street,...
Topics: Airspace (Law), Building permits, Christian Science Church, Boston (Mass.), Community and Economic...
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...this compilation of assessment data for Boston's Back Bay study area gives the following information for each block: number of parcels, total square feet, assessed values (land, building and total), tax-ratable parcel total value, tax-exempt parcels total value, standard assessment ratios, sales / assessment ratios based on 1963-1965 sales, estimated average purchase price, assessed values 1955, 1960 and 1965, tax exempt parcels (address, area, owner, etc.), vacant parcels (address, area,...
Topics: Assessed Valuations, Property Values, Real property, Tax Exempt Land, Vacant lands
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
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...a series of recommendations designed to protect and enhance the visual character of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; it attempts to spell out design guidelines and control for rehabilitation, new construction and signs; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Signs and symbols, City planning
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
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...calculations showing the effects of first and second mortgage financing on the profit expected by the private owner or developer interested in the high quality rehabilitation of Boston's Back Bay row house; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Housing rehabilitation, Housing
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Architectural Commission
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...relative to the residential portion of the Back Bay Architectural District; covers specifications for each of the following elements: demolition, new construction, cornices, roofs, rear yards, windows, masonry, doors/entrances, swings, awnings and canopies, landscaping, ironwork, utility equipment, public areas; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architectural Districts, Architecture, Buildings, Building, Wrecking, Historic preservation,...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass. City Planning Dept
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...concerns a proposed, controversial development project in downtown Boston's Back Bay neighborhood on a a lot of land located at the northwest corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street; describes the apartment building project, existing zoning, proposed zoning, current status of the project, examines the gounds for variance and points out problems associated with granting a variance in building height; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Apartment houses, Building Heights, Clarendon Street, Boston (Mass.), Commonwealth Avenue, Boston...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
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...discusses the history and architectureof the area; provides architectural details of selected blocks and buildings within the Back Bay; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Historic districts, Marlborough Street Historic District, Boston (Mass.)
US Government Documents
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...discusses environment, demographics, and land use in the Back Bay / Beacon Hill area and proposes and open space plan for the years 2000-2005..
Topics: Land use, Open spaces
...text of the act which became effective August 3, 1974; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Back Bay Architectural Commission, Boston (Mass.), Back Bay Architectural District,...
US Government Documents
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...examines existing conditions in Boston's Back Bay / St. Botolph Street neighborhood; discusses institutional conditions and trends, Commonwealth Avenue / Beacon Street residential area, Boylston Street / Newbury Street commercial area, Stuart Street / St. James office area and the Prudential Center and Christian Science projects; sets forth a 10 year General Development Plan covering transportation and circulation, the residential areas, the retail area and the office area; discusses how to...
Topics: Christian Science Center (Boston, Mass.), Urban renewal, Political participation, Community and...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
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...presents data and analysis of traffic patterns and volumes, and parking supply and demand for the 1975-85 time period in the Back Bay with recommendations for reducing traffic levels and increasing pedestrian and vehicle access to streets; includes a description of the area, motor vehicle accident data, an inventory of off-street parking facilities, air quality issues, information on public transportation and the MBTA Green Line, ec.; a copy of the Final Report was in the BRA collection and...
Topics: Accidents, Air quality, Traffic accidents, Parking, Pedestrians, Transportation, Street...
US Government Documents
by Back Bay Federation for Community Development
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...this report concentrates on the pedestrian, transportation and development impacat aspects of the commercial area of Boston's Back Bay (Boylston and Newbury Streets from Arlington to Massachusetts Avenue, Huntington Avenue from Harcourt to Copley Square and Dartmouth Street from the railroad to Newbury Street); a copy of this was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Copley Place (Boston, Mass.), Parking, Pedestrians, Transportation, Traffic
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
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...presents various data on office space, employment, new office construction, etc. in Boston's downtown / Back Bay area; some data dates back to 1929 but most is from 1950 through 1970 with projections for 1975 and 1980; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Labor supply, Office buildings, Projections (1980)
...presents population and housing data on Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; discusses the migration / in-migration trends of various age groups in the Back Bay, income, employment, etc; also discusses zoning issues such as building height, Commonwealth Avenue, students, etc.; writte in red pencil above the data is"Revised"; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Building Heights, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (Mass.), Housing, Population Characteristics,...
US Government Documents
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...this street map of downtown Boston's Back Bay neighborhood depicts locations of various police, fire, and subway systems and facilities; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Fire alarms, Massachusetts Transportation Authority (MTA), Police Signal...
Source: bplgovdocs
...inventory of publicly owned utility systems, along with commentary and recommendations on the existing systems in the Back Bay GNRP area based on an analysis conducted to point out deficiencies existing in the sewerage and water distribution systems; addresses sewer and storm drain systems and a Metropolitan District Commission plan, water systems, police signal system and fire alarm system; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay, Boston (Mass.)- Infrastructure Studies, Fire alarms, Infrastructure (Economics),...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...analysis of the advisability of modifying the traffic flow pattern particularly with respect to the cross-town facilities linking Beacon and Boylston Streets; specifically concerns Hereford, Gloucester, Fairfield and Exeter Streets; studies circulation and travel patterns and a discussion of conclusions and recommendations; includes traffic volumes and other data such as travel patterns, trip destinations, vehicle types (auto, truck, taxi), etc.; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Traffic Circulation, Traffic flow, Travel Patterns
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
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...proposal and qualifications to conduct a study to define current or pending problem areas of Boston's Back Bay transportation systems; includes examples of the firm's relevant experience (Central Artery, Downtown Crossing, Commonwealth Avenue, etc., usually with appropriate aerial photos), a staffing plan, fee proposal, and resumes of key personnel; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: TAMS / Tippetts, Transportation
Source: bplgovdocs
...text of the act approved Sept. 3, 1966; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Back Bay Architectural Commission, Boston (Mass.), Back Bay Residential District,...
...concerns a proposed acquisition of Back Bay Towers by Franklin Square Apartrments, Inc.; includes Articles of Organization with names and addresses of principals; this legal document was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Back Bay Towers, Boston (Mass.), Franklin Square Apartments, Inc., Boston (Mass.)
US Government Documents
by Wilhelm von Motle, Chapman and Goyette; Back Bay Planning and Development Corporation; Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...makes recommendations designed to protect and enhance the visual character of downtown Boston's Back Bay neighborhood; treats the following areas: Newbury Street and Copley Square, Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue, and the residential area bounded by Back Street, Arlington Street, the alley between Commonwealth Avenue and Newbury Street and Charlesgate East; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Beatification, Buildings, Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Massachusetts Ave., Boston...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
by Boston Redevelopment Authority
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...includes a brief history of the neighborhood from colonial times to the present; provides data on population and housing for 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1980 (number of persons and housing units, persons per household); data for 1980 includes age composition of households, median age of persons, race, hispanic origin, median household income, poverty rates, place of birth, in and out migration, years in dwelling unit (1985), labor force status and industry of resident workers, employment within the...
Topics: Motor vehicles, Property Values, Socioeconomic Conditions
"August 1881."
Topics: Real property, Cities and towns
Source: folio
...a review to assess the effects that employee and retail activity of a proposed development project at 500 Boylston St. in Boston's Back Bay would have on the surrounding Back Bay street and transit system; includes Green Line ridership count by year, 1958-1982, and provides other data on the subway system, etc.; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: 500 Boylston Street, Boston (Mass.), Development Projects, Green Line, Boston (Mass.),...
Source: bplgovdocs
US Government Documents
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...summarizes comments made at community meetings about business and activity centers, spaces for families and children, parks and open spaces, transportation, and housing and residential development with possible responses to issues..
Topics: Business Districts, Community development, Housing, Open spaces, Parks, Recreation, Transportation
US Government Documents
by Pollan, Rosalind; Boston Redevelopment Authority
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Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Domestic
Source: bplgovdocs
Boston Public Library Interlibrary Loan
by King, Moses, 1853-1909
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Topic: Vendome Hotel (Boston, Mass.)
...this report describes a proposed residential architectural conservation district located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood bordered roughly by Kenmore Square, the MA Turnpike, Charlesgate West, Storrow Drive and Granby Street; includes a history of the area, a discussion of its architectural significance with references to specific buildings, their owners, date of construction, architect, uses, etc.; also includes general assessment data, property values (sales data), a discussion of planned...
Topics: Architects, Architectural Conservation Districts, Architecture, Assessed Values, Back Street,...
US Government Documents
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...description of the general architectural characteristics of the area; guidelines cover such features as masonary, windows, ironwork, doors, roofs and landscaping; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Architecture, Guidelines, Rehabilitation
US Government Documents
by Boston (Mass. Dept. of Traffic and Parking
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...includes the following sections: background, description of the study area, scope of services (purpose of the study, specific services required and study products), duration of study, funding, working committee and public meetings, and selection criteria; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Traffic, Transportation
US Government Documents
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..."A summary report on an inventory conducted between January 1 and April 1, 1953, showing how much floor-space was being used for what purposes, by how many establishments, in what kinds of structures, at what structural densities, and where."; this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Associations, institutions, etc, Manufacturing processes, Office...
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by Boston Redevelopment Authority. Neighborhood Planning Program
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Topics: City planning, Urban renewal
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...presents detailed 1990 census data by zip code..
Topics: Census (1990) -- Massachusetts Boston Zip Codes, Zip codes -- Massachusetts Boston Census, 1990,...
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...includes brief history of this Boston neighborhood with description of existing characteristics, past public and private investment, etc.; covers the following issues: high rents and housing deterioration, commercial area instability, capital improvement and service needs, downtown redevelopment project impacts, institutional expansion / contraction, traffic congestion and parking inadequacy; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection..
Topics: Capital investments, Community development, Housing, Institutional Expansion, Parking, Rent,...
...covers state laws affecting the licensing of Boston lodging, boarding and rooming houses as well as dormitaries; dicusses proposed zoning changes relating to this issue and the procedures and requirements for obtaining a license through the Boston Licensing Board (a state agency); includes a list, by address, of such properties in the Back Bay with the following information for each: owner, number of rooms (actual), number of rooms listed on license, Licensing Board capacity of persons,...
Topics: Lodging-houses, Boardinghouses, Boston (Mass. Licensing Board, Dormitorites, Licenses,...
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...a fairly detailed description and history of the Albert C. Burrage house (now the Boston Evening Clinic) in Boston's Back Bay; includes name of architect, exterior architectural description, interior room descriptions, brief information on the Clinic and some biographical information on Mr. Burrage; this pamphlet, a copy of which was in the BRA collection, was apparently given out on the Boston 200 Back Bay Walking Tour..
Topics: Architecture, Boston Evening Clinic, Boston (Mass.), Burrage House, Back Bay, Boston (Mass.),...
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